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BMW Motorrad USA Introduces The EnduroGuard Suit

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 3, 2017…Touring off-road in the elements just got easier thanks to BMW Motorrad’s new EnduroGuard Suit. The EnduroGuard suit is a professional, waterproof adventure suit with a new cut, new material, new colors and new features that satisfy the wish list of men and women seeking maximum functionality, safety and comfort while navigating roads less traveled.

“Our riders have been asking for an externally waterproof suit with no liner and ample ventilation that provides the same standard of protection and comfort they expect from BMW Motorrad Apparel Products,” says Jordyn Baker, Apparel Product Specialist for BMW Motorrad USA.

Constructed of fabric developed exclusively for BMW Motorrad by Schoeller Textil AG (Switzerland), the EnduroGuard Suit achieves top performance ratings for abrasion resistance, climate control and personal comfort. Men’s and women’s jackets, offered in a range of sizes in grey or black (men’s sizes only), are priced at $949. Pants for men and women, offered in a range of waist sizes and inseams in black, are available at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $649.

“With significant development, several rounds of testing, and focus on understanding the needs and expectations of the U.S. rider, this suit raises the bar in the Adventure suit segment, says Ben Radzyner, Parts & Accessories Manager for BMW Motorrad USA. “Our commitment to our customers is to provide them with state-of-the-art apparel products that will enhance their riding experience and the EnduroGuard Suit is a continuation of this mission.”

Product Highlights:

  • New generation suit for off-road use, waterproof
  • Highly abrasion-resistant shell of dynatec and dynatec stretch, with a ceraspace layer in some areas, a BMW innovation in cooperation with Schoeller Textil AG
  • 3-layer laminate with BMW Climate Membrane™ membrane, wind and waterproof, highly breathable
  • NP2 protectors on back, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees (infinitely height-adjustable)
  • Coccyx protector, retrofittable
  • Extremely good all-round ventilation through many generously sized ventilation options, double front zipper as an AirVent system
  • Lining – 100% polyester; Mesh lining in jacket and pants and 3D-Mesh on the back, breathable and elastic
  • 8 jacket pockets, 7 of which are waterproof, men’s jacket with additional breast pocket, 3 pants pockets, 1 of which is a key holder (ideal for Keyless Ride)
  • Sleeves and legs can be opened wide, recessed cuffs provide protection in foul weather
  • Wind guards and recessed cuffs in the jacket provides effective protection against wind and rain
  • Waterproof storm hood integrated into the collar
  • Leather patches on the insides of the knees for a secure grip on the tank when riding off-road
  • Snap buttons on the jacket front are concealed to avoid scratching the tank; and hook-and-loop straps allow a variety of width adjustments and ventilation openings
  • Reflective print on the jacket
  • Attachment zipper: all-around and 40 cm
  • Comfort fit
  • Colors: Men’s jacket in grey or black, women’s jacket in grey, both pants in black
  • Ladies’ sizes: 34-48, 72-88, 18-22
  • Men’s sizes: 46-66, 98-118, 24-32
  • MSRP: Jacket – $949.00   Pants – $649.00
  • EnduroGuard Gloves for men and women also available, featuring ceraspace and two-chamber technology, in sizes 6/6.5 – 12/12.5

Watch the EnduroGuard Suit in action:

Full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7jU_vCDDL0&t=2s

Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIl4AaYS3XE&t=6s  

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 341 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

BMW Team RLL – 2017 Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach Preview.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 3, 2017…  The Long Beach, California street circuit has been the site of many BMW Team RLL successes since the team’s first season racing for BMW in 2009.  The team has finished the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, for a second consecutive year sponsored by BUBBA® burger, with at least one BMW on the podium every year except last season. The Bobby Rahal-led team has won the street race three times; once with the BMW M3 GT in 2011 and twice with the BMW Z4 GTLM, in 2013 and 2015. Last year, Bill Auberlen qualified the new M6 GTLM racer on the class pole position, but finished a disappointing fifth after multiple contact with competitors ended another podium opportunity.

The Long Beach street course is only 1.968 miles long and the race is the shortest of the season at 100 minutes. Far different than the season’s opening 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring endurance events, success is often dictated by how the caution periods fall and how a team executes the race’s one planned pit stop and driver change.

To date in 2017, the team has scored a season’s best sixth place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring. At Long Beach, season-long drivers Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims will be in the No. 25 M6 and John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk will pilot the No. 24 M6.

The GTLM class Balance of Performance was adjusted by IMSA following Sebring and the M6 GTLM will benefit from an increase in boost in the rev range from 2000 to 7250 rpm. The fuel tank volume was also increased by 3 liters to total 108 liters of E20 fuel.

“It’s been a challenging year,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal. “However, if you look back at how we did at Long Beach last year – being on pole with Bill, with the car in its third race at that stage, the race was very positive for us.  I would like to think that we can repeat that performance this year.  It’s a very big car and of course it’s a very narrow track so that gives our drivers an extra challenge.  If you look at our history at Long Beach, we’ve been pretty successful with BMW Team RLL having won three times and earned a number of podiums beyond that so we go there with a positive outlook based on past performance from both BMW and the team.”

Bill Auberlen, driver No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM: “Long Beach is the highlight sprint race of the year. I always look forward to the weekend for two primary reasons. First, it’s my home track and, secondly, I’ve won twice in the last few years. Last year, I qualified on the pole, setting a new lap record in the BMW M6 GTLM. This year I hope for a repeat of that, but also to be standing on the top step of the podium at the end of the race.”

Alexander Sims, driver No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM: “I am thoroughly looking forward to the Long Beach weekend. It will be my first time there and having watched the onboard videos, the circuit looks to be a brilliant challenge. I’ve been enjoying working with the team and am just looking forward to getting to Long Beach and trying to exploit all we can from our M6 GTLM.”

John Edwards, driver No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM: “I always enjoy racing at Long Beach because it’s the only street circuit we go to in the GTLM season. The walls are closer and consequences are higher, but we can feel the fan support more on a street circuit, even as we walk to pit lane to get ready for every session. I’m also looking forward to the first sprint race of the season, as the intensity is higher and mistakes are more costly when we only have one pit stop in a 100 minute race.”

Martin Tomczyk, driver No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM: “It is always exciting to race on a street circuit. Long Beach will be my first in the States. I know the nine hour time difference between my home in Germany and California will not make it easy, but I am up for the challenge. After two disappointing races at Daytona and Sebring we are ready to prove the performance of our M6.”

The Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach takes the green flag at 1:05 p.m. PT Saturday, April 8th, with the live television broadcast beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET on FOX.  Follow BMW Team RLL on Twitter at @BMWUSARacing for “from-the-pit-box” updates all weekend.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 341 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

The BMW Group

With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2016, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.367 million cars and 145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax was approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupview

Google+:  http://googleplus.bmwgroup.com

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

BMW’s partner, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan, has been competing for over two decades. Prior to the start of their 26th season of competition in 2017, the team had compiled 38 victories, 51poles,151 podium finishes, three series championships (1992, 2010, 2011) and claimed an Indianapolis 500 victory (Buddy Rice in 2004). In 2009 the team joined BMW of North America to campaign the new BMW M3 in the American Le Mans Series. The following year the team won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category and swept all three GT titles – Manufacturer, Team and Driver – in 2011. In 2012 the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. The 2014 season brought a new challenge with the creation of the IMSA United SportsCar Championship and the team finished on the podium six times including four second-place finishes. In 2015, the team earned three wins, two poles and a total of eight podium finishes to finish second in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships and added two poles and three podiums in 2016. Prior to the start of the 2017 season, BMW Team RLL had won 13 races, 22 poles and 60 podium finishes.

EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd,IMG_7573
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

CONVERSATIONS w/ KIM STRONG,
HOSTED BY VIVICA A. FOX

THE FOUNDATION ROOM AT MANDALAY BAY HOTEL

Honoring Strong Women, Kierra Sheard, Cheryl Fortune & Tracey La’Stell Slates.

Conversations with Kym Strong is a women’s empowerment event which promotes, encourages and uplift women of all backgrounds. Kym Strong & Vivica A. Fox has come together to empower hundreds of young women across the country who are or were victims of battered women syndrome or domestic violence. Violence against women and girls occurs in many different forms—physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial, and even through technology. It is a worldwide public health crisis and human rights violation of epidemic proportions. From domestic abuse to rape to sex trafficking, gender-based violence threatens the social and economic well being of women and girls  around the world.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd, 5 PM

NEW YORK ELITE 2nd ANNUAL ARTIST SHOWCASE

FAME CHURCH 2446 Revere St. N. Las Vegas, NV 89030

Our goal is to provide a platform for the next generation of music ministers to be seen and heard. We understand that there is a parade of Worshipers and Ministers, in every genre that’s on the Indie Market screaming to be heard and want to exercise their voice. What we want to do is provide that stage for that B & C list artist so they can perform at a high level and present excellence. We are currently negotiating a national tour so people around the country can experience what’s next from New York City & abroad, so stay tuned!

The New York Elite Artist Showcase was created by executive partners David Quiñones, (Holy Ground Music Group LLC) Debbie Wallace, and (Harvest Time Production & Management LLC). Martin Christie (Major Chords Production), Rochone Fisher(The Fisher Group) and Philip Wesley (McGuire Entertainment Group).  David Quiñones says “New York City is the home of gospel music heavyweights:  Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin, Timothy Wright, Bishop Albert Jamison, James Hall & Worship and Praise.  


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THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd, Midnight

AARON ARRINGTON PRESENTS
MIDNIGHT GOSPEL BOWLING

THE ORLEANS BOWLING CENTER
4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las VegasTickets: $20;
RSVP / VIP Lanes at www.aaronarringtonevents.com

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FRIDAY, MARCH 24th, 11 A.M.

MORTON LEGACY HONORS

SUNSET STATION Las Vegas

This unforgettable Legacy Honors commemoration will feature a wonderful line-up of incredible musical guests and performers. Featuring Honorees: Pastor Shirley Caesar, Donald Lawrence and Jonathan McReynolds. THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY EVENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL: MortonLegacyHonors@yahoo.com


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FRIDAY, MARCH 24th, Noon – 3 P.M.

THE HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL

Stellar Gospel Music Awards Edition, an afternoon with Kirk Franklin

HARD ROCK CAFE, 3771 LAS VEGAS BLVD. S LAS VEGAS, NV 89109

Learning to break into the industry and reach your dreams of a career in Entertainment is a difficult feat for most. Often times obtaining the proper information to advance your career can be impossible without the proper resources and relationships. As a solution, a free panel event series entitled The Hollywood Confidential was created, to educate aspiring industry professionals on the inner workings of the industry from a panel of veterans. Past Participants include Erica Campbell, Tye Tribbett, Michelle Williams, Phil Thornton (RCA1), Holly Davis-Carter (Releve Entertainment), Issa Rae, Michael Ealy, Sanna Latha, Kimberly Elise, Keke Palmer, Meagan Good, Tichina Arnold and Brandy, alongside executives Cori Murray of Essence, Endyia Kinney-Sterns of OWN Network and Casting Director Kimberly Hardin.


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Friday, March 24th 11:30 – 1:00 P.M.

ZOE RECORDS PRESENTS
THE INTERNATIONAL SOUND STAGE

Location:  Unity Baptist Church, 543 Marion Drive, Las Vegas, NV  89110

The International Sound Stage is a musical showcase of top gospel artists from around the world.  You’ll encounter worship like never before, in one location, on a global platform.  The sounds of heaven will emerge from England, France, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Japan.  Join our midday soiree to experience gospel music at another level.

For more information:  www.InternationalSoundStage.com.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 24th 7:00 P.M.

THE STELLAR PRE-SHOW AWARDS

The Orleans Showroom ~ 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.,
Tickets: $45; www.ticketmaster.com
The countdown to Gospel music’s biggest night begins with the Stellar Awards pre-show. This non-televised event brings you the same caliber of high octane performances by a mixture of established and upcoming artists. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Stellar Awards trophy in the non-broadcast categories.

Click for The Stellar Pre-Show Awards Tickets

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, 11:00 A.M.

GOSPEL RADIO AWARDS & SHOWCASE

The Orleans Showroom ~ 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas

Tickets: $35;

See the faces behind the microphone as we salute Gospel Announcers and Radio Stations at the Stellar Radio Awards and Showcase. The driving force behind the music industry is honored during this celebration featuring Gospel music entertainment performances and national radio personalities.

Click for Announcers Showcase Tickets

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, 3:00 P.M.

THE 32nd ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS RED CARPET

ORLEANS ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NV

Get a glimpse of your favorite Gospel and celebrity A-Listers on the Stellar Awards red carpet! Gage your fashion radar and learn what’s “on-trend” or “so-not” by viewing up-close-and-personal access to the stars as they make their way from the carpet to the arena. It’s all about the impromptu moments you won’t see anywhere else!

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25th, 6:00 P.M.

THE 32nd ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS

Orleans Arena ~ 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas

Ticket Price Range: $50 – $200

Hailed as an epic night in Gospel music, The Stellar Awards is the first and longest running Gospel Music Entertainment Awards program. The prestigious televised ceremony features performances by Gospel music legends and new emerging talent as accolades are bestowed upon artists, producers, and songwriters recognizing their achievement in Gospel music.

Click for The Stellar Awards Tickets

NOMINATIONS

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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JEKALYN CARR

THE LIFE PROJECT
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/eONE MUSIC
KIRK FRANKLIN LOSING MY RELIGION

KIRK FRANKLIN

LOSING MY RELIGION
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

TAMELA MANN

ONE WAY
TILLY MANN
WILLIAM MCDOWELL-SOUNDS OF REVIVAL

WILLIAM MCDOWELL

SOUNDS OF REVIVAL
DELIVERY ROOM MUSIC/ eONE MUSIC

SONG OF THE YEAR

JEKALYN CARR-THE LIFE PROJECT

YOU’RE BIGGER

ALLUNDRIA CARR & ALLEN CARR
THE LIFE PROJECT (JEKALYN CARR)
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

GOD PROVIDES

KIRK FRANKLIN
ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN)
TILLY MANN
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MADE A WAY

TRAVIS GREENE
THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE)
RCA INSPIRATION
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YOU DESERVE IT – SINGLE

JJ HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE
DAVID BLOOM
DAVID BLOOM PUBLISHING BMI,
CORTEZ VAUGHN – VAUJOH RECORDS ASCAP
PHONTANE DEMOND REED
DEMOND REED MUSIC BMI & JJ HAIRSTON
YELLOWBOY MUSIC ASCAP
JAMESTOWN MUSIC/ eONE MUSIC

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

TODD DULANEY

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART
eONE MUSIC
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TRAVIS GREENE

THE HILL
RCA INSPIRATION
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DONNIE MCCLURKIN

THE JOURNEY (LIVE)
RCA INSPIRATION
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HEZEKIAH WALKER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
AZUSA / eONE MUSIC

ALBERTINA WALKER

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

BRI BRIANA BABINEAUX, KEYS TO MY HEART

BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX)

KEYS TO MY HEART
MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS
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SHIRLEY CAESAR

FILL THIS HOUSE
LIGHT RECORDS/ eONE MUSIC
JEKALYN CARR-THE LIFE PROJECT

JEKALYN CARR

THE LIFE PROJECT
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/ eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

TAMELA MANN

ONE WAY
TILLY MANN

GROUP / DUO OF THE YEAR

MYRON BUTLER AND LEVI- ON PURPOSE

MYRON BUTLER & LEVI

ON PURPOSE
MOTOWN GOSPEL
Livre TRIBE OF JOSHUA

LIVRE’

TRIBE OF JOSHUA
GLORY 2 GLORY/RAL A SONY COMPANY
VIRTUE-FEARLESS

VIRTUE

FEARLESS
MIXED BAG ENTERTAINMENT
Bryan-Wilson OVERFLOW

BRYAN ANDREW WILSON RODERICK GILES & GRACE

OVERFLOW
BRYAN’S SONGS/CE MUSIC/MRI/SONY RED

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BRI BABINEAUX-KEYS TO MY HEART

BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX)

KEYS TO MY HEART
MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS
ENON TABERNACLE, DR. ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS ENON TABERNACLE

ENON TABERNACLE

ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS ENON TABERNACLE
THE EXPERIENCE
ENON MUSIC GROUP
Livre TRIBE OF JOSHUA

LIVRE’

TRIBE OF JOSHUA
GLORY 2 GLORY/RAL A SONY COMPANY
DJW

DEBORAH JOY WINANS

GREENLEAF SOUNDTRACK
MALACO RECORDS

CD OF THE YEAR

Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART

TODD DULANEY
eONE MUSIC
LOSING MY RELIGION, KIRK FRANKLIN

LOSING MY RELIGION

KIRK FRANKLIN
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

THE HILL

TRAVIS GREENE
RCA INSPIRATION
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ONE WAY

TAMELA MANN
TILLY MANN

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

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CHARLES BUTLER & TRINITY

MAKE IT
ANOINTED SOUNDS/ eONE MUSIC
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CHICAGO MASS CHOIR

WE GIVE YOU PRAISE
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
ENON TABERNACLE, DR. ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS ENON TABERNACLE

ENON TABERNACLE

ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS ENON TABERNACLE
THE EXPERIENCE
ENON MUSIC GROUP
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HEZEKIAH WALKER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
AZUSA INC./ eONE MUSIC

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

LOSING MY RELIGION, KIRK FRANKLIN

KIRK FRANKLIN,RON HILL, MONICA COATES, SHAUN MARTIN & MAX STARK

LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN)
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
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GEO BIVINS, TRAVIS GREENE & VICTOR NAVEJAR

THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE)
RCA INSPIRATION
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MYRON BUTLER, TAMELA MANN, KIRK FRANKLIN, TIMBERLAND, ERIC DAWKINS, KING LOGAN, SHAUN MARTIN & DAVID MANN

ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN)
TILLY MANN
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DONALD LAWRENCE FOR QUIET WATER ENTERTAINMENT & HEZEKIAH WALKER FOR HEZHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER (HEZEKIAH WALKER)
AZUSA INC./ eONE MUSIC

CONTEMPORARY GROUP/DUO
OF THE YEAR

MYRON BUTLER AND LEVI- ON PURPOSE

MYRON BUTLER & LEVI

ON PURPOSE
MOTOWN GOSPEL
GI-PRAY AND DONT WORRY

GI

PRAY AND DON’T WORRY EP
BGA MUSIC GROUP
Livre TRIBE OF JOSHUA

LIVRE’

TRIBE OF JOSHUA
GLORY 2 GLORY/RAL A SONY COMPANY
VIRTUE-FEARLESS

VIRTUE

FEARLESS
MIXED BAG ENTERTAINMENT

CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

TRAVIS GREENE

THE HILL
RCA INSPIRATION
CHARLES JENKINS, THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS

CHARLES JENKINS

THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS
 INSPIRED PEOPLE
JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, SESSIONS

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS

SESSIONS
eONE MUSIC
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HEZEKIAH WALKER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
AZUSA INC./ eONE MUSIC

TRADITIONAL MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

REV. LUTHER BARNES, THE FAVOR OF GOD

LUTHER BARNES

THE FAVOR OF GOD
SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT
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FRED HAMMOND

WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE
RCA INSPIRATION
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DONNIE MCCLURKIN

THE JOURNEY (LIVE)
RCA INSPIRATION
Bryan-Wilson

BRYAN ANDREW WILSON

OVERFLOW
BRYAN’S SONGS/CE MUSIC/MRI/SONY RED

CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

BRI BABINEAUX-KEYS TO MY HEART

BRI (BRIANA BABINEAUX)

KEYS TO MY HEART
MARQUIS BOONE/TYSCOT RECORDS
LATICE CRAWFORD, DIARY OF A CHURCH GIRL

LATICE CRAWFORD

DIARY OF A CHURCH GIRL
LATICE CRAWFORD MUSIC
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JANICE GAINES

GREATEST LIFE EVER
MOTOWN GOSPEL
TIFF JOY, TIFF JOY

TIFF JOY

TIFF JOY
WALWAY ENTERTAINMENT/TYSCOT RECORDS

TRADITIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR-WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

LEMMIE BATTLES

WE GIVE YOU PRAISE
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
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SHIRLEY CAESAR

FILL THIS HOUSE
LIGHT RECORDS/ eONE MUSIC
JEKALYN CARR-THE LIFE PROJECT

JEKALYN CARR

THE LIFE PROJECT
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/ eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

TAMELA MANN

ONE WAY
TILLY MANN

CONTEMPORARY CD
OF THE YEAR

Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART

TODD DULANEY
eONE MUSIC
LOSING MY RELIGION, KIRK FRANKLIN

LOSING MY RELIGION

KIRK FRANKLIN
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

THE HILL

TRAVIS GREENE
RCA INSPIRATION
MASTERPIECE, DEITRICK HADDON

MASTERPIECE

DEITRICK HADDON
eONE MUSIC

TRADITIONAL CD
OF THE YEAR

shirley-caesars-fill-this-house

FILL THIS HOUSE

SHIRLEY CAESAR
LIGHT RECORDS/ eONE MUSIC
CHICAGO MASS CHOIR-WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
FRED_HAMMOND-WORSHIP-JOURNAL-LIVE-album-art

WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE

FRED HAMMOND
RCA INSPIRATION
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

ONE WAY

TAMELA MANN
TILLY MANN

URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SINGLE or PERFORMANCE
OF THE YEAR

Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

THE ANTHEM

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART
TODD DULANEY
eONE MUSIC
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YOU DESERVE IT (SINGLE)

JJ HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE
JAMESTOWN MUSIC/ eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

GOD PROVIDES

ONE WAY
TAMELA MANN
TILLY MANN
Hezekiah-Walker-Azusa-The-Next-Generation-2-Better

BETTER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
HEZEKIAH WALKER
AZUSA / eONE MUSIC

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

LOSING MY RELIGION, KIRK FRANKLIN

ROCK JACOBS

WANNA BE HAPPY – LOSING MY RELIGION
(KIRK FRANKLIN)
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

WILL THOMAS OF SPACE CHERRY FILMS

INTENTIONAL
THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE)
RCA INSPIRATION
JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS, SESSIONS

DEREK BLANKS

 THE WAY THAT YOU LOVE ME
SESSIONS (JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS)
eONE MUSIC
Hezekiah-Walker-Azusa-The-Next-Generation-2-Better

MARK CLEMENT

BETTER
AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
(HEZEKIAH WALKER)
AZUSA INC./ eONE MUSIC

TRADITIONAL CHOIR OF THE YEAR

REV. LUTHER BARNES, THE FAVOR OF GOD

LUTHER BARNES & THE RESTORATION
WORSHIP CENTER CHOIR

THE FAVOR OF GOD
SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT CORP
CHICAGO MASS CHOIR-WE GIVE YOU PRAISE

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR

WE GIVE YOU PRAISE
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
ENON TABERNACLE-THE EXPERIENCE

ENON TABERNACLE

ALYN E. WALLER PRESENTS
ENON TABERNACLE
THE EXPERIENCE
ENON MUSIC GROUP
CD Booklet

HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR
OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY

GLORIOUS GOD
HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR
OF THE YEAR

Charles-Butler-Trinity

CHARLES BUTLER & TRINITY

MAKE IT
ANOINTED SOUNDS/eONE MUSIC
BISHOP ANDREW MERRITT & STARLIGHT GATE-SATURATE US

BISHOP ANDREW MERRITT
& STRAIGHTGATE MASS CHOIR

SATURATE US
BAJADA RECORDS
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS-ROYALTY

SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS
FEATURING HSRA

ROYALTY
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS/ATOMIC K RECORDS
Hezekiah-Walker-Azusa-The-Next-Generation-2-Better-Album-Cover

HEZEKIAH WALKER

AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION 2: BETTER
AZUSA INC./eONE MUSIC

SPECIAL EVENT CD OF THE YEAR

CD Booklet

GLORIOUS GOD

HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY
HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS-ROYALTY

ROYALTY

SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS
FEATURING HSRA
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS/ATOMIC K RECORDS
GreenleafCompanionAlbumArtwork_Vol01_iTunes_FINAL

GREENLEAF SOUNDTRACK

VARIOUS ARTISTS
MALACO RECORDS
WOW-Gospel-2016

WOW GOSPEL 2016

VARIOUS ARTISTS
RCA INSPIRATION

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL CD
OF THE YEAR

BIZZLE-SURRENDER

SURRENDER

BIZZLE
GOD OVER MONEY RECORDS
DA TRUTH-its-complicated

IT’S COMPLICATED

DA’ TRUTH
NEXT MUSIC/MIXED BAG
christon-gray-the-glory-album

THE GLORY ALBUM

CHRISTON GRAY
FO YO SOUL RECORDS/RCA RECORDS
CANTON JONES-I AM JUSTICE

I AM JUSTICE

CANTON JONES
CAJO INTERNATIONAL

YOUTH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

CHOIRBOI CAM-THE DESTINY PROJECT

CHOIRBOI CAM

THE DESTINY PROJECT
INDEPENDENT
JOSHUAS TROOP- ITS MY TIME

JOSHUA’S TROOP

IT’S MY TIME
NEW HAVEN RECORDS
KKW-Afterschool-Party-1

KINGDOM KIDS WORLDWIDE

AFTERSCHOOL PARTY REMIX
HEADSTRATE ENTERTAINMENT
pure-n-heart-cd

PURE-N-HEART

ALPHAEUS ANDERSON PRESENTS
PURE-N-HEART YOUTH PSALMS HYMNS
& SPIRITUAL SONGS
MUSIC2CHANGEU

QUARTET OF THE YEAR

DA CHOZEN BROTHAZ -THE BLUEPRINT OF DCB

DA CHOZEN BROTHAZ

THE BLUEPRINT OF D.C.B.
D.C.B. INC.
KEITH WONDERBOY JOHNSON- TIMELESS

KEITH “WONDERBOY” JOHNSON

TIMELESS MUSIC MOVEMENT
VOLUME 1
WONDERSPIRIT PRODUCTIONS RECORDS
SHAWN JONES AND THE BELIEVERS-VICTORY

SHAWN JONES
AND THE BELIEVERS

VICTORY
HUMILITY MUSIC
LIL JAY AND THE SPIRITUAL BOYS-RATED R

LIL’ JAY
AND THE SPIRITUAL BOYS

RATED R*
T.S.B. MUSIC GROUP

RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

KIRK FRANKLIN LOSING MY RELIGION

JEFF GILLIGAN

LOSING MY RELIGION (KIRK FRANKLIN)
FO YO SOUL/RCA RECORDS
shirley-caesars-fill-this-house

PAUL GROSSO

FILL THIS HOUSE (SHIRLEY CAESAR)
LIGHT RECORDS/eONE MUSIC
Tamela-Mann-One-Way

D LACEY MAYSON MINOR
& KESTON MCKINNON

ONE WAY (TAMELA MANN)
TILLY MANN
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

ANNIE STOLL

THE HILL (TRAVIS GREENE)
RCA INSPIRATION

PRAISE & WORSHIP CD OF THE YEAR

JEKALYN CARR-THE LIFE PROJECT

THE LIFE PROJECT

JEKALYN CARR
LUNJEAL MUSIC GROUP/eONE MUSIC
Todd-Dulaney-A-Worshippers-Heart

A WORSHIPPER’S HEART

TODD DULANEY
eONE MUSIC
Travis-Greene_The-Hill_album-cover

THE HILL

TRAVIS GREENE
RCA INSPIRATION
WILLIAM MCDOWELL-SOUNDS OF REVIVAL

SOUNDS OF REVIVAL

WILLIAM MCDOWELL
DELIVERY ROOM MUSIC/ eONE MUSIC

IT WAS 15 YEARS AGO TODAY…

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 22. 2017 It was 15 years ago today that a feisty, little-known car company came ashore in the United States and captured the hearts of Americans from coast-to-coast. Since 2002, MINI USA has sold and delivered more than 725,000 MINIs to delighted customers across the country.

Over the past 15 years, MINI has grown its vehicle portfolio from the iconic single Hardtop model that launched the brand here in the U.S. to include four unique models each with their own personality. The MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman have become staples of the MINI product line, providing the premium performance, daring design, and fun-to-drive dynamics MINI customers have come to know and expect from the brand. And as demand for the product increased, so did the company’s dealer network, growing from 66 dealers in 2002 to 127 dealers in 2017 across 39 states.

It doesn’t stop there. MINI has cultivated a fiercely loyal owner base, the likes of which few brands have the honor to call upon as their own. Through community events like the epic MINI TAKES THE STATES, more than 25,000 enthusiasts have come together through the years to share in varied roadtrip memories and activities like 3 MINI weddings, 1 flash mob, 1 pet parade, and providing more than 1.3 million meals to families in need during this year’s adventure.

MINI was ranked #1 in Sales Satisfaction by J.D. Power & Associates 6 times. The brand was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Brands by Interbrand, and Strategic Vision named MINI as the Most Loved Mass-Market Brand in their 2016 survey. And earlier this year, in the true MINI underdog spirit, the MINI JCW Race Team won the first race of the season at Daytona, leaving behind six Porsches, three BMWs, four Mazdas, one Ford Mustang and one Nissan.

To mark this special anniversary, MINI USA created a brief video compilation celebrating 15 years and counting!

About MINI in the U.S.

MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 127 MINI passenger car dealers in 39 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops. Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of four unique vehicles.

Columbus Inspire Youth & Young Adult

Voices Of Praise Magazine will be in attendance at this wonderful event that will engage our younger generation.

 

This youth and young adult summit is designed to INSPIRE you and the young people in your life. KiKi Sheard and a powerful line-up of speakers and musicians are going to ignite the fire of vision in your life. There is so much happening in the world and this event will be sure to help clarify God’s voice and plans for your life. You will leave with confidence in your future and peace in your heart.

 

Kierra Sheard will be LIVE in Columbus, OH. at the Columbus Central Church:

March 26th, 2017 at 7:00pm

$15 General Admission and
$35 General Admission and VIP Meet & Greet

Order your tickets online in advance…
www.ColumbusCentral.Church or call 614.258.0340 to purchase.
***GROUP RATES AVAILABLE***

HIGHROAD Makes Big Splash with Media

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 9, 2017) – Bluegrass-fusion group HIGHROAD is taking media by storm with their latest release, Somewhere I’m Going. The group has been highlighted in many of the industry’s top sites and magazines.Life Beautiful Magazine honored the group by naming them one of four artists to keep an eye on this season.

Sarah Davison said, “A huge thanks to Life Beautiful Magazine for picking us as one of the four artists to listen to this season, along with Chris Tomlin, Jeannie Ortega, and Ron Block/Jeff Taylor!”

In addition, in a recent feature on NewReleaseToday.com, HIGHROAD was mentioned as one of the 10 best modernized hymns today. In a piece titled “Top 10 Modernized Hymns, Part 3”, writer Kevin Davis chose the girls’ rendition of “Give Me Jesus” to add to the list.

He had this to say: “This old spiritual has also been recently recorded by Fernando Ortega and Jeremy Camp. I’m moved every time I sing the last verse.”

The group’s song stood alongside such credible artists as Lauren Talley, Selah, Reba McEntire, Keith & Kristyn Getty, and more.

Sarah Davison stated, “What an honor to be featured as an artist/arranger in the Top Ten Modernized Hymns along with Reba, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and more! We love hymns and their beautiful rich words and melodies so much. We will always continue to include these songs so that future generations can appreciate and love them too. Thank you for the encouragement, NRT!”

Somewhere I’m Going has been reviewed by many high profile publications such as CCM Magazine, AbsolutelyGospel.com, Hallels.com, LouderThantheMusic.com, NewReleaseToday.com, Southern Gospel Back Row, SGMusicForum.com, SGN Scoops Digital, and more!

The group’s current single, “We Are Broken”, is currently making its mark on Southern Gospel and Bluegrass radio. The song is impacting radio now.

HIGHROAD is also celebrating the recent success of Somewhere I’m Going. This release earned the group five Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominations including Album of the Year.

The group with special guest Jason Crabb will perform its nominated song “Christ My Hope, My Glory” at the Awards Celebration on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

You can learn more about HIGHROAD by going to http://www.highroadmusic.com.

Follow them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/HIGHROAD3 and Twitter at https://twitter.com/highroadmusic.

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About HIGHROAD
In a world where conformity is king and following the crowd is practically a survival instinct, the women of HIGHROAD, an award-winning Appalachian gospel group from Nashville who just happen to be the best of friends, too, have always preferred the road less traveled.

The group was awarded the 2015 AGM Female Group of the Year and worked with Grammy Award winning producer, Ben Isaacs.

And so it’s fitting that the trio’s album, which also features the girls’ inventive instrumentation, would bear the same name. Filled with the beautiful, harmonic melodies and vocals that have been the group’s hallmark, Sarah Davison, Kinsey Kapfhammer, and Kristen Bearfield, feel the songs from Angels At The Crossroads reflect their personal journey of being set apart.
The group was awarded the 2015 AGM Female Group of the Year and worked with Grammy Award winning producer, Ben Isaacs.
And so it’s fitting that the trio’s album, which also features the girls’ inventive instrumentation, would bear the same name. Filled with the beautiful, harmonic melodies and vocals that have been the group’s hallmark, Sarah Davison, Kinsey Kapfhammer, and Kristen Bearfield, feel the songs from Angels At The Crossroads reflect their personal journey of being set apart.

My Lying Cheating Husband

I have a confession. When I married my husband I did so with the relief of knowing that should I conceive it would be within the covenant of marriage and the security of not having to go through “baby daddy” drama. (sorry ladies, I mean no offense) But when my husband’s company was sold I got a taste of what it meant to be a single mother. Now I know the difference between a single mom and a married woman with children but I can honestly say that for the first 5 months of Noah’s life my husband was absent and all responsibility, excluding financial, fell on me like a ton of bricks.

I’ll be the first to say that there is no one on this planet more proud of my husband than I am. He is a man of integrity, full of generosity and he loves like there’s no tomorrow. When our lives were hit with such a drastic blow we both, like champs, mustered up a supernatural kind of strength, went into our individual corners and refused to be knocked down. It reaffirmed what our marriage was based on, we put each other first.

Being a new mom, scared and overwhelmed, it wasn’t enough to be all alone in a whole other state without my blood family but on top of that my husband was absent and so I felt a new kind of loneliness. Granted, I did have the best sister in law and best friend in the world who supported me from the day I told them of Noah’s arrival and for that I’m forever in their debt.  It was the days that ran into nights and the nights that only promised more days of the same. With postpartum depression at my heels I could only keep moving for Noah’s sake.

My husband would lie and say he’d be home around 7’oclock but arrive at 11’oclock when Noah would then choose to wake up and stay up until about 6’oclock in the morning. Now, I know that this may seem like such a small lie, such a little white thing but under exhaustion and panic and being alone all day 7’oclock seemed like the rescue of a life time that never came.   My husband would walk in and take the baby so I could shower or finish dinner or pump for Noah’s next feeding but all of that went away and I truly learned how to juggle it all.

My husband cheated me not just out of little respites of time to collect myself but also of the dream and the security of knowing that in marriage I wouldn’t have to feel alone with a baby. I know he didn’t mean it, that sounds like the most cliché excuse, to be honest he did it on purpose. He cheated me on purpose and ironically I’m thankful for it. Although I can never get those 5 months back my husband’s sacrifice afforded a house to shelter my baby, electricity to pump and store his food, and water to wash away the panic of the day. So my husband was there just in object form, I was surrounded by things that he had sacrificed himself to give me, to provide for me and Noah. I was comforted knowing that my marriage was thriving in its first test, even during and after that earthquake that shook our foundation we stood strong knowing that through this period of absence we endured it all for the promise of being together again. And when it was over my eyes were open to truly see that my lying cheating husband was the best husband I could’ve hoped for.

Crossroads Entertainment And Horizon Records Recently Honored Peg McKamey Bean

Arden NCMarch 3, 2018Crossroads Entertainment and Horizon Records recently honored Peg McKamey Bean on her 2016 Southern Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame induction. Horizon Records has proudly represented The McKameys for 25 years.

Peg is always a ray of sunshine when she steps into the Crossroads offices and studios. Her motherly advice, caring spirit and love for the Lord are contagious.

Horizon Records owner Mickey Gamble stated it best when he said: “Peg, you are just real people!”

Emotions of laughter and tears of joy came and as Ruben Bean stated, “I’ve only seen Peg speechless twice. The night the SGMA inducted her into the Hall of Fame, and today!”

Thank you, Peg for your lifelong dedication and contributions to Gospel Music and to the Kingdom.

Photo Caption:

Jim Stover – Roger Fortner – Connie Fortner – Peg Bean – Sheryl Farris – Phil Collins

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Peg Bean – Mickey Gamble

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About Crossroads

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Performance Track fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

‘Moonlight’ wins best picture after ‘La La Land’ mistakenly announced on Oscars

So what was the buzz tonight with the 2017 Oscars

“Moonlight” just won best picture at the 2017 Oscars after “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the winner.

The presenters read “La La Land” right after Emma Stone won best actress for her role in the modern-day musical.

The list of wins go on and on.

But one of the biggest wins for me tonight was none other than the beautiful and talented Viola Davis who made an amazing acceptance speech full of passion and emotion.  Leave some comments on your thoughts about tonights festivities.

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